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William “Butch” Brogdon Jr.: Loris

1946 – 2022

     William Berry “Butch” Brogdon, Jr. passed away on Monday, July 4, at his home in Loris following an illness. He was 75.

     Born Oct. 8, 1946 in Mullins, he was the son of the late William Berry Brogdon and the late Azalee Johnson Brogdon.

     Mr. Brogdon owned and operated North Mullins Grocery in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. After he sold the grocery store he opened Brogdon Electric in North Myrtle Beach and worked diligently until his retirement in December 2017 when his grandson Drew Smith took over.

     Mr. Brogdon was a faithful member of Living Water Baptist Church and will be dearly missed by his loving family and many friends.

     Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Phyllis Hardee Brogdon of the home; two daughters, Melissa “Missy” Brogdon-Smith and husband Buzzy of North Myrtle Beach and Tara Brogdon Jacobs and husband Scotty of Loris; seven grandchildren, Daniel Smith and wife Nicky, Kyle Smith and wife Hunter, Drew Smith and wife McKenzie, Chance Smith, Zane Smith, Will Brown, and Zachary Jacobs and wife Allison; eight loving great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Brogdon and wife Janice of Loris and Kirk Brogdon and wife Sharm of California; four sisters, Barbara Sawyer of Mobile, Alabama, Tanya Tucker of Mullins, Jean Helms and husband Colin of Charlotte, Diane Price of Loris; brother-in-law Mickey Hardee and wife Amy of Timmonsville; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Brogdon was predeceased by two sisters, Doreen Shirah and Judy Garris; and a niece, Jeanene “Cricket” Woodward.

     Family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” for the compassionate care of the Amedisys Hospice staff and especially his caregivers Lynne Thompson and Johnny Reaves.

     Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Living Water Baptist Church with Rev. John Goudelock officiating.

     Family planned to receive friends immediately following the service at the church, and earlier, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Hardwick Funeral Home.

     Family planned to reconvene at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 7, for committal services at Hopewell Cemetery, 2501 Buck Swamp Road, Fork.

     Family requests that memorials be made to Living Water Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1569 Hwy. 9 East, Longs, SC 29568.

     A guest register is available here.